Traeger Smoked Bacon Candy

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Bacon + Traeger + Honey + Brown Sugar = YES PLEASE.  We take this fun recipe and break it down into easy steps that produce amazing Bacon Candy.  You might as well triple this recipe, someone is bound to hoard it.  

Traeger Smoked Bacon Candy

Candy Bacon

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary

Yield: Serves 4

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 90 Minutes


  • 1  Lb - ​​Bacon, Thick Cut -​​​​​​AppleWood or Hickory​​
  • ¼ Cup​​ - FireHoney, 5280 Culinary
  • Taste​ - ​Tiki Tiki Rub, 5280 Culinary​​​​​​​​
  • ¼ Cup​​ - Sugar, Brown, Dark​​​​​

Cooking Directions

  • Preheat Traeger Ironwood to 225 degrees, load with Traeger Reserve Blend Pellets
    • Use a cookie or baking cooling rack if available
    • If you don’t have a cooling rack:
    • Use a cookie sheet pan lined with parchment paper
  • Remove Bacon from the package
  • Lay all strips of bacon on the cooling rack with room in between them for smoke and airflow
  • Brush with fire honey on the first side
  • Season each strip lightly with Tiki Tiki
  • Place the bacon, on the rack or pan into the Traeger
  • Cook for 1 hour or until the bacon has started to cook and glaze
  • Carefully remove the rack/pan of bacon and place on a heat safe cutting board
  • Flip the bacon over and season the second side as light or as heavy as you prefer
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar on all slices of bacon
  • Place the rack/pan of bacon back into the Traeger and cook for an additional 30 minutes
  • Carefully remove the rack/pan of bacon and place onto a heat safe cutting board
  • Let rest for 2-3 minutes and carefully remove from the pan and let cool further
  • Enjoy!

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